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Old 07-12-06, 08:55 AM
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Payment via USPS?

I just sold an something via the avsforum. The person wants to pay me via USPS but needs my full name and address... i never heard of that.... not sure if i want to make the sale but has anyone else heard of a payment like that.
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Old 07-12-06, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
I just sold an something via the avsforum. The person wants to pay me via USPS but needs my full name and address... i never heard of that.... not sure if i want to make the sale but has anyone else heard of a payment like that.
He has to put the name and address on the money order.
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Old 07-12-06, 09:08 AM
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It's called a Postal Service Money Order.
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Old 07-12-06, 09:49 AM
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pretty normal.. you just cash it at your bank like a normal check
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pretty normal.. you just cash it at your bank like a normal check
You can cash it at the post office too.
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Old 07-12-06, 10:10 AM
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How do you expect them to mail it to you without your full address?
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Old 07-12-06, 10:20 AM
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How do you expect them to mail it to you without your full address?

lol.. good call
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no i am saying because i never had to do a money order... so i was wondering... i have been using strickly paypal for anything i sell (dont lynch me)


thanks for the help guys..
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Old 07-12-06, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
i have been using strickly paypal for anything i sell

Some people don't like to get robbed (by paypal) so they use money orders.
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Old 07-12-06, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Some people don't like to get robbed (by paypal) so they use money orders.
Just curious...do you mean sellers or buyers?

Obviously as a seller you have to give up the percentage, but this is quite similar to any business' standasrd percentage paid on a credit card transaction.

I would think buyers would prefer Paypal over money orders. Certainly more protection against non-shipment.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
I would think buyers would prefer Paypal over money orders. Certainly more protection against non-shipment.
As long as you use a credit card, and don't value your account (as it'll probably be locked if you do a chargeback) - YES.
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Old 07-12-06, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Just curious...do you mean sellers or buyers?

Obviously as a seller you have to give up the percentage, but this is quite similar to any business' standasrd percentage paid on a credit card transaction.

I would think buyers would prefer Paypal over money orders. Certainly more protection against non-shipment.

There's a whole website dedicated to how PayPal steals money from people by not paying back people that don't receive their items, or for other reasons. That's what I was getting at. And I don't like the fact that the company has complete access to my checking account anytime they want.

http://www.paypalsucks.com/
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Old 07-13-06, 08:38 AM
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You mean no one ever mailed you a check before?!?!?

weird.

Have you never mailed a check to pay for anything?

When I started doing business by mail, I got a post office box, so I wouldn't have to give out my street address. I still use it for online business. I guess the new generation pays everything online.
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Old 07-13-06, 09:07 AM
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Using post office money orders and mailing them to the seller is a good way to go. If the seller screws you over in some way, they have now commited mail fraud which is usually a much more serious offense than just screwing over a buyer on ebay.
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me thinks raven wants the money fairy to drop the money on the doorstep!
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Old 07-14-06, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by D.Pham00
me thinks raven wants the money fairy to drop the money on the doorstep!

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